The Best Travel Accessories for the Frequent Flyer
Got the travel bug? Us too. But days and weeks spent away from home can take their toll on everything from our quality of sleep to the condition of our skin. Pack the right gear, however, and your trip can prove a little less taxing—and a lot more comfortable. Here are eight of the best new travel accessories that are specifically designed to make your trip easier, whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, to exotic locales or busy urban centres.
Best Beach Mat
Bring CGear’s Multimat on your next beach excursion and get comfortable—without getting sand in your book, food or bevvies. Unlike a traditional towel or tarp, the Multimat has patented mesh technology that allows sand and dirt to filter through its surface, but won’t allow it to penetrate from below. It’s a genius design that’s particularly handy if you hate tracking sand-covered feet onto your beach blanket after a paddle in the surf. CGear Sand-Free Multimat, $74 for small, Amazon.
Best Portable Steam Iron
If you’re travelling for business or a wedding and need your clothes to look freshly pressed, consider Steamfast’s mini steam iron an essential travel accessory. Although it’s tiny (the non-stick press plate is about the size of your palm), this perfectly portable gadget heats up in just 15 seconds, and effortlessly erases those pesky wrinkles from your tightly-packed garments. The iron comes with its own travel bag and is equipped with dual voltage (120V and 240V) for usage in most countries. Steamfast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron, $39, Amazon.